Beauty rests on necessities.
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- The line of beauty is the line of perfect economy.
- Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine.
- We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes.
- As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
- Beauty is the pilot of the young soul.
- A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.